' This article shines a light on how public schools are being systematically destroyed!' Last month, the Panel for Educational Policy voted to approve the closure of ten city schools, most of them struggling schools on the Renewal list. Lost in the media shuffle was the fact that one of these schools, PS 25, wasn’t a low-performing school; far from it. It is one of the most successful schools in the city, and, In fact, controlling for background and need, the students at PS 25 now outperform similar students by 21 percentage points . According to this metric, the positive impact of PS 25 also exceeds that of any charter school in the city, except for Success Academy Bronx 2, given the fact that most of its students are economically disadvantaged, have disabilities and/or are homeless.